Blue’s Hints transforms 25 today … and also Nick Jr. is commemorating by reviving an old close friend.
Steve Burns, the initial host of the long-running youngsters’ program, turned up in a wonderful video clip shared by Nick Jr. on Tuesday, straight dealing with followers as he when did on the program and also raising a sticky topic: his leave from the program in 2002. Using his trademark environment-friendly candy striped tee shirt and also utilizing his mild, pleasant “Steve” voice, he asks if we keep in mind when “eventually, I resembled, ‘Oh hey, presume what? Large information, I’m leaving’ … and also we really did not see each various other for an actually very long time? Can we simply discuss that?”
Burns recognizes that his separation was “type of sudden,” yet he reached most likely to university, and also “currently I am essentially doing most of the important things that I wished to do.” He likewise admire just how much his visitors have been available in the years because he last saw them: They began with ideas, and also currently they have “pupil lendings and also work and also households, and also a few of it has been type of tough, best?” “I truly could not have actually done all that without your assistance,” he states, including that also all these years later on, “I never ever neglected you. Ever before.”
Blue’s Hints debuted on Nick Jr. on Sept. 8, 1996, with Burns leading young children via a collection of secrets with the assistance of his computer animated canine Blue. It was a significant hit, yet Burns left the program in 2002, handing the organizing reins over to “Joe” (played by Donovan Patton). The program proceeded up until 2006, and also was lately restarted as Blue’s Clues & You!, which premiered on Nickelodeon in 2019. Burns and also Patton went back to make a cameo look on the reboot’s collection best.
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— Nick Jr. (@nickjr) September 7, 2021